This birthday cake for Jesus activity includes a recipe and ideas for throwing a party to celebrate with your entire family.
I have so many wonderful childhood Christmas memories. When I became a parent, I started looking for ways to create Christmas memories and traditions with my children. One thing we have done through the years is have a birthday cake for Jesus. This year we’re going to kick it up a notch and have a whole birthday party!
A birthday party for Jesus is not just a family tradition but can also be used as an outreach in your neighborhood, used in Sunday School, or used as a Children’s sermon.
Birthday Cake for Jesus
Birthday parties are fun, and one of the best parts of the party is the cake. I have seen some fancy cakes and have tasted my share of awesome cakes (usually not baked by me). What is special about this cake is not the taste or the design, but the story.
You will need:
- 1 box of white cake mix (or your favorite white cake recipe)
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix (or your favorite chocolate cake recipe)
- Vanilla frosting (I used this recipe but a couple cans of store-bought frosting will do)
- food coloring: red, green and yellow
- birthday candles
Optional: heart candies, yellow star, large red candle.
Prepare cakes according to the box/recipe directions. Divide the white batter in half. Drop several drops of green food coloring in one half, and red food coloring in the other half. Pour into 8″ round cake pans and bake according to recipe directions.
The chocolate layer reminds us that we are sinful.
The red layer reminds us that Jesus shed his blood for our sins.
The white frosting reminds us that Jesus has given us a clean heart.
The green layer reminds us to grow in Christ.
The yellow decorations remind us of heaven.
The candles remind us Jesus is the Light of the World.
Options for your Birthday Cake for Jesus Activity:
We have had cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, sheet cakes from the bakery, and cupcakes. Here’s another wonderful Christmas cake recipe: Christmas Jello Poke Cake.
More Meaningful Activities for Your Christmas Homeschool
- Are you wondering what you can do to make Christmas enjoyable (and build cherished memories) for your family? Here are some cool ideas for how you can celebrate Christmas with your kids: 15 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Christmas
- One simple count down to Christmas project is Advent paper chains. This is a super easy project that children of all ages can help create. Hang the paper chain up and remove a chain each day leading up to Christmas. There is even a Names of Jesus advent chain for every day of December!
- The Ultimate Guide to Lovely Christmas Activities for Your Homeschool – This guide to lovely Christmas activities for your homeschool is designed to be filled with ideas to simplify and enjoy the season – including traditions, simplifying the season, art lessons, nature studies, resources and more. So, fix a steamy cup of hot chocolate and settle into your favorite chair by the twinkling holiday lights.
- What is your favorite Christmas breakfast? Your children can join in on the Great Christmas Debate – with several favorite recipes to choose from.
- Is your Christmas budget dwindling? Become quite versed in making Christmas happen for cheap with these frugal gift ideas and crafts.
- How to Have a Simple Christmas – Simplicity. Simple things, simple joys, simple beauty.
- The Ultimate List of Christmas Art Lessons – Christmas homeschooling allows us to focus on the real reason for the season.
Enjoy these meaningful Christmas ideas! We can’t wait to hear about your birthday cake for Jesus!
Maureen helps Christian mompreneurs operate their business from a place of joy, purpose, and excellence because they are clear on how their business is serving their family and others. As a homeschool mom, she believes success at home AND business without the mom-guilt, stress and burn-out is possible! Outside of work, she loves having good conversations over a hot chai or GT Gingerberry kombucha and spending time with her husband and seven children. Visit her at MaureenSpell.com